height (diameter) or distance around (circumference) of a blue whale at its widest (greatest) point

From: Erich Hoyt (erich.hoyt@mac.com)
Date: Thu Dec 09 2004 - 16:00:08 EST

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    >
    > On 6 Dec 2004, at 00:15, Lucia McKay wrote:
    >
    >> what is a reasonable estimate for the height (diameer) or distance
    >> around (circumference) of a blue whale?
    >>
    >>
    > Dear Lucia
    >
    > The answer was actually on this website, answered already by Nancy
    > Stevick,
    >
    > http://whale.wheelock.edu/archives/ask99/0407.html
    >
    >
    > Read the whole answer, but for a 27.18 m blue whale, the girth
    > (roughly the circumference) was 13.9 m
    >
    > Erich Hoyt
    >



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